5/8/2009
Shocking News: Big Food Reaps Profits as Americans Struggle in Economic Recession

Washington – Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, released the following statement on the news that Kraft’s profits rose 10 percent to $660 million in the first quarter:   “Today Kraft announced that its profits increased 10 percent, in part due to price hikes on consumers, even as putting food on the table got harder […]

5/8/2009
Growth Energy Responds to New York Times articles on the Green Jobs Waiver

Washington – Today The New York Times published articles regarding Growth Energy’s Green Jobs waiver, a request to the Environmental Protection Agency that would create over 130,000 green-collar jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, simply by increasing the blend of ethanol in our gas supply by up to five […]

5/6/2009
Statement on Today’s House Agriculture Subcommittee Hearing on Indirect Land Use Change

Washington – Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, released the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Subcommittee’s hearing on indirect land use change:   “The frustration expressed by House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson echoes our own concerns around the EPA’s inclusion of indirect land use change penalties against biofuels. Nearly all the […]

5/5/2009
Growth Energy Applauds President Obama for creating Biofuels Working Group

WASHINGTON, DC—Growth Energy applauded the creation of a Biofuels Interagency Working Group by President Barack Obama designed to accelerate the development of the nation’s biofuels industry and infrastructure. The group of ethanol producers said the comprehensive plan will decrease dependence on foreign oil, create American jobs and cut greenhouse gas emissions.   “With the establishment […]

5/4/2009
Indirect Land Use Change: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It’s Flawed

Since the publication of a controversial study last year (Searchinger et al 2008), a new term has entered the policy debate around biofuels – indirect land use change (ILUC). The debate is focused on whether or not the carbon intensity of fuels like ethanol can or should include a penalty for theoretical indirect, economic effects. […]

5/4/2009
Statement by Growth Energy on Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) bill introduced by Senator Thune

Washington – Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, released the following statement on the Indirect Land Use bill introduced by Senator John Thune on April 30, 2009:   “Indirect land use change continues to be a controversial issue with little scientific consensus. The legislation introduced by Senator Thune would put policy back in line with […]

5/1/2009
State of Kansas Joins the Call for Higher Blends of Ethanol: Support for E15 Increasing Nationwide

Washington, DC – Growth Energy today congratulated the State of Kansas in joining the growing list of voices calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to raise the decades-old, arbitrary limit on the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline. The Kansas Legislature recently adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution 1610 (SCR 1610), which urges the EPA […]

4/24/2009
California Air Resources Board Votes to Include Unfair, Unproven Theory in Regulations

Washington – Today, the California Air Resources Board voted to enact a standard that unfairly penalizes biofuels as compared to other fuels, including gasoline. “We're disappointed with the Board's vote,” said General Wesley Clark, co-chairman of Growth Energy. “This was a poor decision, based on shaky science, not only for California, but for the nation. […]

4/23/2009
Statement by Growth Energy on California Air Resources Board

Sacramento, CA – General Wesley Clark, Co-Chairman of Growth Energy, a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America’s economy through cleaner, greener energy, released the following statement on today’s California Air Resources Board (ARB) hearing on the proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS): “Today’s ARB hearing has the potential to accelerate or […]

4/22/2009
New Study Shows Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Foreign Oil are Double Previous Estimates

Washington – A new study shows that the greenhouse gas emissions of gasoline from foreign oil are at least twice what was previously thought when the indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to military operations in the Middle East are taken into account. Published in the academic journal, “Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining,” the study provides […]


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